JB hold talks with US group SABIN on NTDs

Malawi former president and Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation International, Joyce Banda, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014,held a high-level consultative meeting with SABIN senior management at their Headquarters in New York.  SABIN is a United States based organization that is dedicated to ending Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

JB with SABIN officials in New York

JB with SABIN officials in New York

NTDs are a group of chronic disabling infections affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide, mainly in Africa and mostly those living in remote rural areas, urban slums or conflict zones. Beyond their negative impact on health, NTDs contribute to an ongoing cycle of poverty and stigma that leaves people unable to work, go to school or participate in family and community life.

Banda is a renowned philanthropist. In 1997, she founded the Joyce Banda Foundation with the core objective of assisting the marginalized of the society, especially women and children, to have access to opportunities that would help them achieve their full potential in life.

Her foundation recently unveiled five ‘cornerstones’ under the new Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) Africa Initiative. The cornerstones include Women in Business; Women in Education; Women Health; Women in Leadership; and Rights for Women.

Under ‘Women Health’, JBFI believes that good health is critical to women, and that women who are in good health contribute positively to national development.

The foundation ensures that women remain health through its initiatives on maternal health education, HIV/AIDS and other programmes so that fewer women die from the HIV/AIDS scourge, during child bearing and other avoidable and curable diseases.

Under some of its objectives, SABIN hosts international events, expert panels and immunization financing programmes to bring together policymakers, researchers, industry representatives, public health officials, health care professionals, and others to share the latest research on diseases and vaccine development, discuss strategies for reducing global disease burdens, and develop and implement sustainable vaccination programs.

They work with public health partners and governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America to integrate the distribution of NTD drugs with other interventions, such as immunizations, delivery of micronutrients, bed-net distribution, and maternal and child health programmes.

They also work to increase funding at a macro-level and engage potential partners and donors to leverage work underway to bring NTD programs to scale, produce evidence of sustainable impact, and change the landscape of poverty forever.

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Nana Chione
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TUKUSOWA OTIGAYIRA CHIMANGA NDI NG’OMBE, KUNO NJALA MAI, MUPEMPHE CHIMANGA CHAMBIRI KUNJAKO CHIFUKWA MVULA SIINAYEMBE BWINO, KUKUONEKA KUTI MMADELA AMBIRI KU KHALA NG’AMBA. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU GOOD SERVANT OF POOR MALAWIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dausi
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uchitsiru uyu mulibe mfundo, pa paragraph sipotukwana. adpp mukumva kuwawa chifukwa simayembekeza kuti zingavute chonchi. chifukwa mai JB amanjoya muulamuliro wake. pepani dpp mulira….. muwona.

south ahlomwe
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who is bwampini mukusiya wa mendo ngati mvuu uja akukamira kfc ku usa uja

CHIYAMBA
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WHEN GOD SAYS YES NOBODY CAN SAY.

abiti mtila
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Simunati,kodi kumeneko mukugawanso zing we za mbuzi? Koma munthu opanda nzeru ngati iwe sindinamuone. Osakhala pansi bwanji usamale banja lako. Mbuzi ya mzimayi,miyendo ngati njovu.

JB
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koma ndiye mukutha mau ziko lapansi ndilopusisatu ili.NGATI PALI MAVUTO OSAWASIYA KWAMULUNGU BWANJI?.KUMANGOGANIZA ZAMOYO UNO BASI OSAMAKONZEKELA
ZAMALO AMENE YESU ANATIKONZELA BWANJI? olo mutapasidwa dziko lonse lapansi koma
WAKUJAHENA NDIYE MUNGAPINDULENJI?

Mkalapwaga
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Kusyeto uwe tukugalaga akunoooooo.!!

Mbowe Mulambia
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Ena kuva kuwawa mama help africa leave this stupid Malawi an people .
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zimandiwawa
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Amayi kulolela kwanu pokubelani mavote chinali chinthu chamtengo wapatali pokonda dzikolanu,koma zikuwawa DPP siinasinthebe panopa chaka chosatha koma mavuto ngati alamulila zaka ten mmmmmmm

Nankungwi
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palibe amne adabela JB ma vot she lost miserably and she cant accept it she is till busy lying. Recently the Malawi GVt sent a 5 high powered delegation to Addi Ababa discussing this very subject, in what capacity is she holding this meeting? when she has finished her discussions who deos she repoert to? Is this not just causing confusion when she should step aside? The woman is a complete farce!

Nankungwi
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Actually i happen to know that right now a 5 man delegatin is in Addis discussing this very subject on this very topic!

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